Wikipad to hit GameStop in October

Shane McGlaun - Sep 7, 2012
Wikipad to hit GameStop in October

We talked about the interesting Android-powered Wikipad gaming device a few times already. The device is an Android-powered mobile gaming platform featuring a 10-inch display with a gaming controller attachment included. It certainly looks very interesting with its NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and Jelly Bean flavor of Android.

If you like the idea of the large-screen portable gaming tablet with gaming controls, you will be glad to hear that GameStop stores will begin taking pre-orders on the mobile gaming tablet as of today, September 7. The tablet will be available to purchase at retail on October 31 for $499. We have already learned most of the hardware details of this little tablet, but they’re worth repeating.

The 10-inch IPS screen will have a resolution of 1280×800. That fancy gaming controller can be attached to the tablet when you feel like getting your game on with multiple buttons and joysticks that seem more at home on a game console than a tablet. The controller will support apps made for joysticks and the PlayStation Mobile streaming games that will be hitting Android from Sony.

Wikipad has also signed a deal with Gaikai for streaming video games. Gaikai was previously called the Sony Cloud service. The Wikipad will also sport games made specifically for NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor offered in the Tegra Zone. GameStop’s Joe Gorman envisions the Wikipad as a device capable of bridging the gap between traditional tablets game consoles allowing the user to “not only work hard, but play hard.”

[via Forbes]

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